Lemongrass Chicken with Vietnamese Noodle Salad

A healthy and delicious Lemongrass Chicken with Vietnamese Noodle Salad (Bun Ga Nuong), full of fresh and bold flavours. The chicken is marinated in a classic Vietnamese marinade and served grilled over a bed of vermicelli noodles, salad, fresh herbs and a traditional Vietnamese dipping sauce (nuoc cham).

bowl with lemongrass chicken sliced with a noodle salad with a bowl of nuoc cham dipping sauce

Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

If I could only eat one dish throughout the summer, it would have to be my mother’s Lemongrass Chicken with Vietnamese Noodle Salad.

Growing up in Queensland, Australia, where the weather is pretty much warm and sunny all year round, salads featured prominently on the dinner menu in our home. And noodle salads in particular were popular because, as a child, the only thing you could count on me eating was noodles.



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Coconut Chicken Noodle Stir Fry

Serve dinner in less than 30 minutes with this incredibly tasty and easy Coconut Chicken Noodle Stir Fry using basic Asian ingredients which you can find at your local supermarket.

coconut chicken noodle stir fry on white plate with gold fork

Coconut Chicken Noodle Stir Fry

This is one of my go-to recipes for when I need to get dinner on the table quickly. Any by quick, we’re talking less than 30 minutes!

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Chinese Chicken and Corn Soup

A delicious and comforting Chinese Chicken and Corn Soup using fresh corn. It’s so easy to make this classic Chinese takeaway dish at home, plus it is healthier and fresher!

bowl of chinese chicken and corn soup with fresh coriander on wooden board

If you love Chinese food, chances are that you have tried Chinese Chicken and Corn Soup at one time or another. Despite it being popular and well known as a Chinese starter, it also happens to be quite common in Vietnamese households.

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Grilled Thai Chicken

This Grilled Thai Chicken is bursting with flavour with lots of lemongrass, coriander (cilantro), ginger and chillies in the marinade. You can roast, grill or barbecue the chicken for crispy and golden skin. Great to make on a weeknight or for entertaining.

grilled thai chicken thighs in roasting pan with lemon wedges

I love marinated and grilled chicken and am always on the lookout for new recipes, though I think my mum makes the best version which I have tried endlessly to recreate and which comes close but, of course, it can’t quite compare.

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Vietnamese Chicken Pho (Pho Ga)

An easy Chicken Pho recipe (Pho Ga), just like my mother’s recipe. Make an authentic and delicious Vietnamese Chicken Pho in less than 30 minutes with your Instant Pot or pressure cooker! Instructions for stovetop, Instant Pot and pressure cooker.

chicken pho recipe with vietnamese chicken pho in bowl on metal tray with fresh herbs and lime wedges

Pho Noodle Soup

A fragrant and soul-soothing Beef Pho Noodle Soup is often what I crave when only a steaming bowl of noodle soup will do. But when time is sparse and I don’t have 3 hours to potter about in the kitchen, a Chicken Pho is a rather wonderful alternative. For that reason, this Chicken Pho recipe (called Pho Ga in Vietnamese) is a handy one to have in your repertoire.

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Satay Chicken Stir Fry

Make dinner in about 30 minutes with this totally delicious Satay Chicken Stir Fry which uses peanut butter, creamy coconut milk and your favourite vegetables. You could also substitute the chicken for beef.

satay chicken stir fry with rice in bowls

Minimalism with Kids

In the past 12 months or so, I have been on a mission to declutter our home. I have long aspired to have a minimalist home (I blame Pinterest) but I always felt that minimalism was incompatible with raising children.

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